Uses of the Folk (häftad)
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
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Duke University Press
Noonan, Ellen
16 b&w photos
16 b&w photos
247 x 177 x 19 mm
498 g
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Uses of the Folk (häftad)

Uses of the Folk

Häftad Engelska, 2002-09-01
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The Uses of the Folk introduces a new way of understanding the relationship between artists and populations designated as "the folk" and the scholars who define them. The issue begins with the premise that vernacular culture is an important tool through which communities assert their interests and identities within national and international politics. More than simply protecting or preserving traditions in the face of modernization, folk culture-and state or academic interest in it-gives many practitioners a rare but powerful voice within debates about modernity, national identity, and culture from which they have typically been barred. Folk communities often show a profound willingness to change the presentation of the culture in order to gain maximum advantage from authorities needed for authenticating power. The essays explore a variety of incarnations of "the folk," from the contested meanings of folk dance in creating a national culture in twentieth-century Haiti and Nicaragua, to the ways that the London Museum's collection of artifacts challenged early-twentieth-century British notions of gender, labor, and citizenship, to the production of urban folklore in New York City. The Uses of the Folk identifies folk culture of the past and present as an important site of ongoing struggle-one affecting all scholars who draw on folk or vernacular culture in their work.Contributors. Adina Back, Jordanna Bailkin, Regina Bendix, Katherine Borland, Sally Charnow, Peggy P. Hargis, Georgina Hickey, John Howard, Shafali Lal, R. J. Lambrose, Ronald Radano, Kate Ramsey, Gerald Shenk, David Takacs, David Waldstreicher, Daniel Walkowitz, Steve Zeitlin
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Tentative Table of ContentsEditor's Introduction - Karl Hagstrom Miller and Ellen NoonanWithout One Ritual Note: Folklore Performance and the Haitian State, 1935-1946 - Kate RamseyRadical Conservations: The Problem with the London Museum - Jordanna BailkinMarimba: Dance of the Revolutionaries, Dance of the Folk - Katherine BorlandIntroduction to the "Reflections" - Karl Hagstrom MillerThe Uses of the Disciplinary History - Regina BendixNarrating Black Music's Past - Ronald RadanoPatrolling the Boundaries - Danniel WalkowitzThe Folklorist as "Cultural Activist" : An Interview with Steve Zeitlin - Adina Black and Sally CharnowIntroduction to "Teaching Radical History" - Heidi TinsmanUsing History to Inform Political Participation in a Californian History Course - Gerald Shenk and David TakacsTeaching Eighties Babies Sixties Sensibilities - Georgina Hickey and Peggy G. HargisContibutors